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Indian students can stay work for two years after graduation in France

Indian students in France will enjoy a special two-year residence permit after graduation to enable them to stay and look for work.

Modhi Hollande French Student VIsa

The agreement was announced by President Francois Hollande and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this April 2015 in Paris. The post-study work visa will be available for indian students graduating from a french institution only.

This post-study work visa is likely to raise the number of Indian students applying to study in France; as it did for Germany when it announced a 18 months post study visa for all its international students.

It make Frances a more attractive destination to those International graduate students that contracted a loan to study abroad as they will have the chance to repay it by working after graduation. There are currently 2,600 Indian students in France.

Indian students usually choose the UK as their first destination for abroad study among all countries in Europe. However, the recent removal of the option for UK international students to stay after graduation (the closure of the PSW route)  has had dramatic direct impact on numbers of applicants to UK Universities. Indeed, the UK experienced a straight 49% drop of applications from Indian students a year later. 

The French Government latest decision on making it easy for Indian students to come study and look for work in France is likely to have a positive impact to raise the profile of France as a destination country instead of the UK. France’s Universities are also much cheaper on average than UK ones.

Also, France will implement expedited 48-hour visa issuance for Indian tourists.

The two-year permit visa and new fast tracked tourist visas will not have an immediate impact on students, but it may affect prospective students’ decision about where to study in the long run – and help students currently in France easily bring their family for vacations or family tourism.

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France introduces a new set of Visa for talented migrants, entrepreneurs and startups

France is introducing a new set of visas to attract startups and entrepreneurs from outside the EU.

[This is an old blog post – you can read more here about the FrenchTech Startup Visa, also called FrenchTech Ticket launched in May 2015]

La French Tech: the Gov initiative to attract and grow more startups in France
La French Tech: the Gov initiative to attract and grow more startups in France

In a bid to attract to more foreign investments, the French Government has announced that it will create a fast-track and one-stop-shop for visa paperwork catered to talented individuals, startups and entrepreneurs that want to work in France.

A start-up visa will be created. It will give a five years circulation visa for non-EU talented individuals that do not wish to settle in France but want to be able to come on a regular basis for short business trips or leisure. The administrative procedure will be simplified.

Also, a new “Talent passport” visa will be created and viable for four years, for recently qualified graduates, researchers, investors, corporate officers and highly skilled workers. Students and foreign researchers would also be eligible for a visa equivalent to the length of their studies. This talent passport visa comes two months after the UK announced the extension of their exceptional talent visa route for highly skilled foreigners working in Digital and Tech.

Perhaps inspired by the example of Startup Chile (a program helping foreign startups grow their business in Chile), Francois Hollande has announced that the French Tech will give selected foreign startups with help to access funding. Foreign Innovative entrepreneurial projects with international potential will be able to go through the French Tech Ticket, and receive € 25,000 for their projects.

Details of theses new measures can be found on the French Government website.